In file explorer, how to open folder in new window?

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Kenqr
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In file explorer, how to open folder in new window?

Post by Kenqr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:02 am

I want to use middle button in file explorer to open folder in new window.
I tried many methods but they all have some problem or does not work at all.

Here's some of the methods I've tried so far. The number before each line corresponds to "How to send the simulated key strokes" drop down list.

1 {LMB}{CTRL}{RETURN} Opens folder in the same window.

1 {LMB}{WAITMS:100}{CTRL}{RETURN} Opens folder in the same window.

3 {LMB}{CTRL}{RETURN} Does nothing if file explorer does not have focus. Usually works when file explorer has focus, but breaks occasionaly.

3 {LMB}{WAITMS:100}{CTRL}{RETURN} Opens folder in the same window OR does nothing OR opens folder in another window.

1 {ACTIVATE}{LMB}{CTRL}{RETURN} Opens folder in the same window.

3 {ACTIVATE}{LMB}{CTRL}{RETURN} Opens folder in the same window OR does nothing OR opens folder in a new window.

1 {PRESS}{LMB}{RELEASE}{LMB}{PRESS}{CTRL}{PRESS}{RETURN}{RELEASE}{RETURN}{RELEASE}{CTRL} Opens folder in the same window.

I'm using XMBC v2.17 on Windows 10 Home Edition.

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Re: In file explorer, how to open folder in new window?

Post by phil » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:54 am

Hi, I seem to have the same problem (this is good because I can see whats going on under the debugger, maybe at the weekend).
I'll let you know what I find - if there is a solution in 2.17 or if I need to make changes to fix it.

Thanks,
Phil
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Re: In file explorer, how to open folder in new window?

Post by phil » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm

On first investigation, it appears to be a timing issue - XMBC is too quick!
If you go into the advanced settings and change the "Delay between simulated keystrokes" to 10ms (try slower if 10ms does not help).

This seems to make it consistent/reliable for me (using: method 1 with {LMB}{CTRL}{RETURN})

Let me know how you get on.
Thanks,
Phil
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Re: In file explorer, how to open folder in new window?

Post by Kenqr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:56 pm

Works perfectly! Thank you :D

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